Grey Danish weekend may see glimpses of sun

Friday will be a grey day in most of Denmark with a relatively high chance of showers.

Grey Danish weekend may see glimpses of sun
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The outlook for the rest of the weekend’s weather is a little more positive, however, with some possibility of sun on Sunday, according to forecasts by meteorological agency DMI.

“Friday will be a little cloudy and there will be scattered showers in most of the country, certainly in eastern Jutland and on the islands. There may also be some localised thunder,” DMI duty meteorologist Martin Lindberg said.

“The temperature will be between 17 and 20 degrees (Celsius), warmer in western Jutland,” Lindberg added.

The west of Denmark may also see some sun on Friday.

“Saturday will also be very cloudy to begin with, and there may be a few showers Saturday morning. But it should stay dry later in the day and there may be a little bit of sun,” the meteorologist said.

Temperatures will be similar to Friday, possible reaching 21 degrees in some areas of Jutland, he added.

“And Sunday looks even better. I expect it to stay dry and there will be a greater chance of seeing the sun. It will also be a little warmer on Sunday, when temperatures will be between 19 and 22 degrees,” he said.

Neither Saturday nor Sunday are expected to see much wind with the exception of the Baltic Sea coast late on Sunday, which could “freshen up a bit,” Lindberg said.

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How much will it snow in Denmark this weekend?

Winter weather arrived in spectacular fashion to coincide with the beginning of December this week. The weekend could bring more snow to parts of the country but probably less disruption than recent days.

Parts of Denmark have seen heavy snow in early December.
Parts of Denmark have seen heavy snow in early December. Photo: Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix

Recent snowstorms disrupted North Jutland in particular and Denmark in general, and more cold weather can be expected this weekend albeit severe, according to forecasts.

“We won’t see the Ragnarok-like weather we’ve seen in some places recently again this weekend, but it’s now winter weather and it has also snowed in several places overnight,” said meteorologist Frank Nielsen of the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

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Cold weather on Friday and a low front across the North Sea will bring clouds and precipitation across Denmark from the west, Nielsen said.

That will materialise as cold rain or sleet in many areas but probably snow in North Jutland, he said.

“There could be between five and ten centimetres of snow north of the Limfjord,” the meteorologist said, referring to the waterway that cuts across the northern part of Jutland, including main regional city Aalborg.

“In the southern part of the country, an equivalent five to ten centimetres of rain could fall,” he added.

Friday’s temperature will be between freezing point and five degrees Celsius, with the north of the country falling in to the lower end of that range and the south the warmer end.

Mist and fog is forecast this evening, caused by various weather fronts moving over Denmark.

That could still be felt on Saturday morning, though it is likely to be a little warmer at 2-6 degrees Celsius. Mild winds could make that fell chiller, but snow is unlikely.

Sunday will see the temperature drop again, to 0-4 degrees Celsisu. Snow is possible, particularly on eastern coasts.

Strong winds in the east of the country and along the coasts will result in a “rather cold 24 hours,” Nielsen said.

Nighttime temperatures are expected to drop below zero throughout the weekend. Motorists are therefore warned to be alert to icy road surfaces.